The Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Fund announced recipients for 2021. The fund has grown from initially awarding two $1,000 scholarships in 1996 to now offering 12 – $2,000 scholarships.
The Illinois Community College System Foundation (ICCSF) administers the IEC Memorial Scholarship fund.
Of the 12 annual awards, 11 are specific for high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. Of those 11, six scholarships are awarded to students who are the sons or daughters of an Illinois electric cooperative consumer-member receiving service from the cooperative. Four are reserved for students enrolling full-time at a two-year Illinois community college who are sons or daughters of Illinois electric cooperative consumer-members, employees or directors.
The Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one student who is the son or daughter of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director.
One scholarship, the LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship, is awarded to an individual to attend the lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield. It is awarded at a later date.
The Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship Fund recipients are:
Megan Vogt, Monroe County Electric Cooperative, Inc., daughter of Tammy and Tom Vogt of Fults, plans to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Lauren Aldridge, Corn Belt Energy Corporation, daughter of Beth Aldridge of Bloomington, plans to attend Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn.
Shelby Basham, Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, daughter of Christina Basham of Ashkum, plans to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Haley Atwater, Menard Electric Cooperative, daughter of Julie Atwater of Petersburg, plans to attend Illinois State University, Normal.
Finley Hamilton, Rock Energy Cooperative, daughter of Jeanine Hamilton of South Beloit, plans to attend Baylor University, Waco, Tex.
Jenna Spangler, Spoon River Electric Cooperative, daughter of John Spangler of Marietta, plans to attend University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Colby Steber, Norris Electric Cooperative, son of Ellen Steber of Claremont, plans to attend Olney Central College, Olney.
Delaney Hemann, M.J.M. Electric Cooperative, Inc., daughter of Michael Hemann of Carlinville, plans to attend Lake Land College, Mattoon.
Dain Richie, Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative Co., son of Anna Richie of New Berlin, plans to attend Parkland College, Champaign.
Maggie Holthaus, Shelby Electric Cooperative, daughter of Jill and Robert Holthaus of Stonington, plans to attend Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield.
Ryleigh Hawkins, Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship recipient from Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative, daughter of Kelsey Hawkins of Mattoon, plans to attend Lake Land College, Mattoon.